To help you organize and manage your to-dos in one place, Google Assistant and Calendar Reminders will become Google Tasks. You can view and edit your existing reminders (now tasks) using Google Assistant, Google Calendar, or Google Tasks.
Tip: You can continue to ask Google Assistant to set a reminder on your mobile device or smart display. The reminder will be saved as a task in Google Tasks, and you'll get a notification when it's time to complete the task.
What are reminders and how did I create them?
Previously, you could create reminders in:
- Tip: Inbox is no longer supported. Reminders you created in Inbox before 2019 may still exist.
If you turned on the Reminders calendar, reminders were shown on your calendar. You could also check your reminders on reminders.google.com. Calendar notified you about the requested activity at the requested time.
What will happen to my reminders?
You have the option to voluntarily change your reminders to tasks, or you can wait for them to be converted automatically. Your reminders will be converted into tasks, except for:
- Deleted reminders
- You can export your deleted reminders up to 30 days after deletion. Learn how to download your Google data.
- Keep reminders
- Keep reminders remain on Keep, but will no longer show on your calendar.
- If a reminder is based on a location: The location will be automatically added to the task’s details field. You no longer get a notification based on location.
- If a reminder was assigned to you: The assigner’s name will be added to the task’s title. The assigner will no longer have access to the reminder.
- Example: “From James: Bring out trash.”
- If your task is not complete: The task will appear on your calendar. For up to 365 days, the task also appears as a "Pending task" in the all-day section of your calendar. Tasks older than 365 days show on the original due date in Calendar and in your Tasks app.
- If you have a task repeating more than every 1000 days/weeks/months/years, we adjusted the recurrence schedule to be once every 1000 days/weeks/months/years. For example, a task repeating every 2000 days is adjusted to every 1000 days.
- Any tasks with dates beyond the year 3000 will be adjusted to the year 2900.
Where will I find my reminders that are converted to tasks?
- A limited number of upcoming recurring tasks appear at one time on your Calendar grid. As time passes, new tasks appear automatically. Learn more about tasks that repeat.
What if my organization has the Tasks service off?
If you have a Google Account for work or school, as of May 2023, Google Assistant and Google Calendar reminders automatically migrate to Google Tasks.
- If you’re an admin, make sure the "Tasks service" is turned on for your organization. Learn how to turn on Tasks for your organization.
- If the "Tasks service" is off, your organization’s reminders data won’t migrate to Tasks. Beginning June 2023, your organization’s non-migrated reminders will be deleted.
- If your organization allows Google Takeout, you can export your reminders data before it’s deleted.
Will reminders continue to show up on my calendar?
Your reminders are now tasks. Tasks appear with events in your calendar and are indicated with a check mark . To view your tasks, turn on the "Tasks" calendar.
How do I manage reminders that are converted to tasks?
You can view and edit your reminders as tasks in:
- “Hey Google, show me my tasks.”
- “Hey Google, show my reminders.”
- Tasks in:
- The side panel across Workspace on your desktop
- Mobile apps
Can I convert my tasks back to reminders after migrating?
Migrating your reminders to tasks is permanent and can't be undone.
How do I create a new task?
- Share to Tasks on mobile
Tip: Tasks may be assigned to you on shared surfaces like a space or document. Learn how to get started with Shared Google Tasks.
What else can I do with Tasks?
Tasks also allows you to:
- Add a description.
- Organize tasks with lists.
- Prioritize tasks with stars.
- Change the order in which tasks are listed with “Manual sort” or “Sort by date.”
- Export your data from Tasks. Learn how to export your data from Google Tasks.
- If you use a work or school account, your admin must enable this option.
- If you’re unable to export your data from Tasks, you can print it.
Do I need to install the Tasks app to continue using reminders with Google Assistant?
No, the Tasks app is not needed to use reminders with Google Assistant.
Can I still say “Set reminder” to Google Assistant after migrating my reminders?
Yes, the reminder will be saved in Tasks.
Will reminders I created with Google Assistant continue to notify me on my compatible Google Assistant devices?
Yes, you will continue to receive reminders on Google Assistant devices. To receive notifications on your iPhone or iPad, make sure you install either the Google Calendar or Google Tasks app.
Which apps can notify me about tasks?
- Google Tasks
- Google Calendar
- Google Assistant
- If you use an iPhone or iPad, Google Assistant won't notify you about your tasks.
- Assistant will only notify you about tasks after you convert your reminders to tasks.
If you recently migrated your reminders, update your notification settings:
- Learn how to update your notifications for Tasks
- Learn how to update your notifications for Calendar
- Learn how to update your notifications for Assistant
- If you don’t have the Tasks app, Calendar notifies you about your tasks.
- On Android, if you don’t have Tasks or Calendar, Google Assistant notifies you.
- When you create a task offline and want to sync tasks with your other supported devices, connect your device to the internet.
- If you don’t use apps regularly, some Android phones turn off or delay notifications. To keep notifications for tasks on, give Tasks and Calendar permissions.
- If you set up a Focus on your iPhone or iPad, you may not get notifications. To keep notifications for tasks on, turn on Time Sensitive Notifications.